Girl, Interrupted is a movie that is meant to portray multiple different mental illnesses and how they affect a person’s life along with others. It portrays illnesses that affect mood, eating, and thought processes. At the beginning of the movie, Susanna tried to kill herself with Aspirin and Vodka, but claims she had a headache, and was rushed to the hospital. The therapist she met with 4 days after her incident referred her to Claymoore, a psychiatric hospital, to treat her depression. Right as Susanna moved in, she got cornered by Lisa, because Susanna took her best friends place in the room.
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anna Fadiman tells the story of Lia Lee, a Hmong child with epilepsy, whose life could have been different if only her family was caught up in western medicine. This book reveals the tragic struggles between a doctor and patient because of lack of communication. When Lia was around three months old, her older sister Yer accidentally slammed a door and Lia had suddenly fallen into the floor. This is the first recorded time that Lia was experiencing an epileptic shock. Her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, believed that the noise of the door had caused her soul to travel in the spirit land and is now able to communicate with them.
This brutal act marks the completion of her mental decline, pushing her over the edge from sanity to madness. The play’s final scene has "falling action" as after some weeks of the rape, Stella secretly prepares for Blanche’s departure to a mental asylum and Blanche leaves with the doctor after a minor struggle and after he shows her his kindness and tenderness. Stella’s reaction to Blanche’s condition and her decision to carry on her marriage because she knows that the fact that her husband had raped her sister would destroy a marital relationship on which she depends, constitute the play’s resolution. The play ends with an image of Stella sitting on the porch with her baby in her arms and Stanley comforts her after her sister has just been taken off to the mental asylum (Bloom
(Hodkin, M. 2011) The title itself will draw you in, it is unusual and riveting. You’ll want to know who Mara Dyer is and what’s so special about her and why is she unbecoming. The novel starts off grievously with Mara Dyer waking up from a three day coma in a hospital where she is told by her mother that she got into an accident, an accident where Mara’s three best friends died in a building that collapsed and she is the only survivor of that incident. Mara wanted to know what exactly happened, she asked her mother but only replied with “I would if I could, Mara. But you’re the only one who
The main character, Charlie, has suffered from schizophrenia since the story began, hurting his self-confidence when beginning high school. The first time his condition is emphasized in recorded time is after he takes acid and has a trip. Once he is in the hospital and is discussing what he went through on this “trip” he says he has visions, immediately forcing his mother to become stressed and concerned for his health and well being. Once again, Charlie’s serious case came up after his friends left for college. He resorted to having visions of his aunt’s death, causing him to feel the need to kill himself.
She came to her house, where Eva and Sula they didn’t share affectionate words rather they fight and throws anger on the other person. Sula tries to blame eva for everything and in a day or two Eva was taken to mental asylum.now Sula feels a great relief and it’s very clear that Sula has changed in the years. She is filled with negative thoughts. The friends get to meet after a decade and they had best time in the afternoon. They talk about Eva where Sula blames her grandmother but we know the truth behind it.
Susanna Kaysen, the protagonist, is diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder, due to her attempt at suicide by consuming an entire bottle of alcohol with aspirin. Susanna has issues in all types of relationships in her life, regarding that she does not have a concrete relationship with her parents, and does not seem to have any friends, due to her clear fear of abandonment. In the beginning of her stay at McLean, Susanna viewed the other patients as crazy, and truly had mental illness, unlike her. Ultimately she was able to develop friendships with the other patients, resulting in them helping each other throughout the movie. Susanna self destructive behavior stems from her troubling childhood caused by emotional problems from her parents.
Esther decided to get help by meeting up with a psychiatrist but, the sessions were unsuccessful, and so she tried to commit suicide for the first time by, crawling into a cellar and trying to overdose on sleeping pills. Her suicide was unsuccessful and she was quickly rushed into a hospital. After a few weeks, Esther was transferred into a private psychiatric center. At the private psychiatric center, Esther started to recover and by the end of the book, Esther was about getting ready to leave the Institution new and better than
Girl, Interrupted is a movie about a young lady named Susanna who is institutionalized after having taken aspirin with a bottle of vodka. In this reflection, I shall highlight notable scenes in the movie, which illustrate important sociological concepts and themes. The first scene that caught my attention was when Susanna was admitted. The administrative staff is processing her papers then asks for her signature: Susanna: “I guess I’m puzzled as to why I have to be in a mental institution.” Staff: “You put yourself here.” Susanna: “My parents put me here.” In this scene, Susanna has a different interpretation of her actions as compared to that of her therapists and parents – to her, what she did seemed normal but the people around her think
“The Yellow Wallpaper” is her best-known and important 19th century short-story dealing with the subject of madness. The story is believed to have been inspired from the real life experience of Gilman who suffered a severe depression during her decade-long marriage and “underwent a series of unusual treatments for it”. She was refused to perform any intellectual actions by her specialist Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and prescribed a complete bed rest “rest cure” for several weeks. She was prevented from pursuing her ambition as a writer and suggested to “live as domestic life as far as possible”, making her sick more than ever. Her sufferings, depression, mental trauma, and oppression, find its full eloquence in this very story where she uses madness as an agency to give voice to her mental sufferings and rebellion against the women oppression.
Her mother was legally blind and a schizophrenic, which qualifies their family for welfare to only pay for her parents’ drug ritual. Throughout, the years of drugs the girls are brought around other users and Liz receives abuse from Ron while her mother is gone to the liquor store one night. Her mother also eventually breaks the news to Liz that she has HIV. The drugs drive a wedge in between her parents which leads them to separation. This seems to really affect Liz along with the new diagnosis of her mom.
Ms. Conley is a sixty-two-year old African American female with a history of Schizophrenia. She was referred for Mental Health Skilling Services by the case manager at Tuckers Psychiatric Hospital after she had been hospitalized for twenty-two days at the hospital due to her acute psychotic symptoms. Prior to Ms. Conley’s most recent hospitalization she was living independently in her own home where she was struggling with being able to recognize personal danger as evidenced by her placing unsafe items in the electric shock (at least once a month); noncompliance of medication treatment (daily); delusions that individuals are plotting against her (daily) which results in her acting out in an aggression manner; and spending a disproportionate amount
Children of Danvers is a first-person survival horror game that takes place in the 1930’s at the infamous Danvers Mental Institution for children. You start out in the year 1901 as a patient named Damian Eriks who has survived several torturous years at the hospital with his sister Mckenna. You experience escaping the asylum but are left with the pain of leaving your sister behind. Several years later, after the abandonment of Danvers, you return in search of your sisters belonging and her file. Though it seems the spirits of Danvers are not too pleased by your
Children at the same age as Perry, 13, will one day be in a home where they have to survive on their own, then the next they are in an orphanage. The mother of Perry Smith passed away soon after she left his father. The battle she fought was an enthusiastic battle with alcohol, the next day she lost and choked on her own vomit, this was probably the worst experience of Perry Smith’s life. When Perry Smith’s mother died, when she left the children, they moved into a Catholic orphanage where Perry got beaten for wetting the bed. The author, Capote seems to achieve a feeling of sympathy for Perry Smith, because his childhood was a series of unfortunate events.
Presenting Problem: Pt is a 15 y/o female, domiciled who recently was admitted to Dominion Hospital after overdosing on 200 pills of Tylenol and aspirin 11/29/15. Pt has also been caught drinking in school. She drinks about a half liter of liquor a day morning and night. She is currently in some honors class at Stuart High school and failing all of them. She states that biological parents were prostitutes and currently serving time in jail.